By Dan Steinbock Despite preliminary pessimism, the Trump-Xi Summit showed greater trade pragmatism than initially expected, even though it was overshadowed by a raw display of US military power. President Donald Trump says he developed a “friendship” with President Xi Jinping at Mar-a-Lago. However, US missile
By Devashish Mitra The Trump administration has been capitalising on the “dark-side of globalisation”. However, Devashish Mitra advances that an anti-globalisation campaign might not be the best for the United States. The article is both a critique to
By William Hobbs, Head of Investment Strategy, UK and Europe, Barclays How much of this new US administration’s often fluid and sometimes contradictory agenda should we assume makes it through to policy? How powerful is the POTUS? We look at some of the
By Jack Rasmus While Republicans on the Right and the Far Right wrangle over whether to repeal the Obamacare Affordable Care Act (ACA), or just revise it, the Ryan proposal does both. How can that be? Revise and yet repeal? The repeal is every dollar and cent
By Peter Koenig In this article, Peter Koenig discusses a few of the bountiful contradictions and controversies of the new Trump Administration. The Donald, less than 50 days in office, deserves the benefit of the doubt, as anybody would who dares oppose and
By Dan Steinbock With the Trump White House, America and a global economy will enter a highly divisive period – as evidenced by the debate about his economic, trade and infrastructure plans. As long as Republicans sustain some unity in and between the
By Peter Koenig What is really on President Trump’s agenda, what is trustworthy, and what is sheer farce and eventually killed by its own weight of controversy? The million-dollar question on where President Trump is headed is still a door to a dark room.
By John Pilger On the day President Trump is inaugurated, thousands of writers in the United States will express their indignation. “In order for us to heal and move forward …,” say Writers Resist, “we wish to bypass direct political discourse, in
By Dan Steinbock Trump has pledged to reset the White House policies on “America First” basis. In Asia, it may mean an effort to balance with Russia against China and the reverse of US China approach in the 1970s. After inauguration, Donald Trump
By Allan J. Lichtman In this article the author argues that Obama’s failure to build a strong Democratic Party during his Presidency, and a lack of a coherent theme during Hillary’s campaign were among the reasons that contributed to the Democrats losing.